Homes face cut-off as water boss warns: ‘We need rain NOW’

The water shortage on parts of St Helena is now so grave that the supply to many homes may simply be cut off. People in Half Tree Hollow and nearby areas have been warned: “This is serious. We need some substantial rainfall now.”  Engineer Martin Squibbs told Saint FM listeners: “We will just run out of water […]

Water hunters drill deep into island

Building St Helena’s first airport is evidently thirsty work. Quite apart from what the workers might drink, there’s the small matter of three MILLION litres of water that the airport itself is expected to consume during construction. Crews are drilling boreholes to supply the airport and also the island’s own future need for fresh water. […]